The Best of Lisa Ling

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Health-Medical, Technology Documentary hosted by Lisa Ling, published by National Geographic broadcasted as part of NG Ultimate Explorer series in 2010 - English narration

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National Geographic: The Best of Lisa Ling National Geographic Ultimate Explorer host Lisa Ling travels to the far corners of the globe to seek out adventure and address some of the most topical issues of the day in this collection of memorable episodes from her weekly National Geographic Channel program. From travelling overseas to investigate the motivation of female suicide bombers to exploring American prison culture and travelling to Nepal to meet with two dedicated doctors who bring the gift of sight to one of the most remote regions of the planet, there's no assignment too dangerous for Ling, and no issue too tough to tackle.

[edit] Surviving Maximum Security

National Geographic and host Lisa Ling document the world behind the walls of California's Maximum Security prison at Sacramento. In intimate portraits of inmates and guards, this documentary uncovers what it takes to survive life behind bars, amidst some of the hardest gangs and most notorious criminals in America

[edit] Miracle Doctors

National Geographic Explorer host Lisa Ling sets off on an epic journey to Nepal, where few journalists have gone before, mixing extreme adventure with an unprecedented humanitarian mission to bring sight to some of the country’s most remote villagers. Ling joins two remarkable doctors who have dedicated themselves to treating - and curing - blindness in Asia’s poorest countries. Dr. Sanduk Ruit, born in rural Nepal, and Dr. Geoff Tabin, an American, have given sight to thousands of blind patients in a six-country region for more than two decades. Together with Ling, they trek across majestic mountains and harrowing gorges to the remote and long-forbidden kingdom of Mustang, where they set up an “eye camp.” There, they are met by scores of blind villagers living an ancient way of life, who have made the difficult and arduous journey to receive treatment. Most of the people who receive the revolutionary microsurgery will regain vision within 24 hours. And with their sight, they will receive a dramatic second chance at life.

[edit] Chinas Lost Girls

National Geographic host Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decade-old, one child policy designed to curb the country's exploding population. Due to cultural, social and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China. Today, more than one quarter of all babies adopted from abroad by American families come from China-and nearly all are girls. Ling joins some of these families as they travel to China to meet their new daughters for the first time. Along this emotional journey, she shares in the joy of these growing families and also witnesses firsthand China's gender gap, its roots, and its possible repercussions.

[edit] Iraqs Lost Treasures

National Geographic Explorer: Iraq's Lost Treasure follows Lisa Ling and a National Geographic film crew through the immediate post-war Iraq as they investigate looting of the Iraq Museum. The team navigates the dangerous road into Baghdad and meets with Museum officials and the US team of expert investigators charged with recovering the stolen and lost artifacts, gaining exclusive access to the inner area of the museum and to the internal workings of the inquiry itself. Remarkably, the team also plays a key role in the recovery of the Treasure of Nimrud from the basement vault of Iraq's National Bank.

[edit] Female Suicide Bombers

A new kind of terrorist is on the rise: female suicide bombers. More difficult to spot, and in many ways more difficult to understand, these women are the new face of terror. From Russia, to Sri Lanka, to the Middle East, women are increasingly turning their bodies into bombs, blowing up theatres, markets, schools, even jetliners. Who are these women, and why are they dying to kill? Are they driven by different motives than men? National Geographic Channel's Lisa Ling journeys to the war-torn streets of Chechnya, and Israel's occupied territories to investigate. What she uncovers are surprising pieces of a complex puzzle

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1741 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 528
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.364 (4:3)
  • Frames Per Second: 29
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 52.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 5
  • Part Size: 700 MB
  • Source: DVD
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